“The Invitation” – November 4, 2019

Dear friends,

Last November 2, 2019 the Seeds of Faith Israel Tour group went to Cana for the re-affirmation of vows of four couples. Cana is the place where Jesus performed His first ever miracle during a wedding ceremony. The story can be found in John 2:1-12

What can we learn from the story of the wedding in Cana, especially to couples?

First, Jesus wants to be invited in our marriage.

The couple in Cana made the right decision to invite Jesus, His disciples, and Mary. The group of Jesus traveled for hours to arrive in Cana assuming that they came from the area of the Sea of Galilee. Currently, the travel time using modern roads is about 30 minutes by bus. This tells us that wherever we are, Jesus will come if He is invited.

Second, Jesus wants us to accept help in our marriage.

Whether we admit it or not, we encountered and will continue to encounter challenges in our married life. The couple in Cana had their first challenge when the wine ran out of stock. Mary promised to help them. Jesus, knowing their predicament, helped the couple. This tells us that in time of difficulties, Jesus will help us if we ask for it.

Third, Jesus wants us to enjoy our marriage.

Some couples are miserable, maybe because they married the wrong person, or they forgot to enjoy each other’s company. The couple in Cana were having a good time with friends and family members that it came to a point that their wine had ran out of stock. For sure, they could have been miserable if they knew that they had no wine anymore. This tells us that if we have Jesus in our lives, there will always be joy.

May God bless us all!


Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on